Thursday, June 28, 2012
If You Have Nothing Nice to Say...
I try to keep a positive demeanor in everything I say and do; in those instances where I cannot be positive, I try to at least be constructive in what I say or do. Negativity in thought and action is like a plague: it is very easy to catch, it multiplies inside you, and it spreads like wildfire. I used to be ridiculously negative in everything I said and did -- it was so easy. Some perspective helped me see that sometimes the glass is half empty, sometimes it is half full, and sometimes that glass is holding 50% of capacity.
I see and hear a lot of people that are stuck in the doldrums and are very negative because of it. We all pass through that stage; but at some point we need to get beyond the continuous negativity. I am not saying one should put on "rose colored glasses" to view the world. There ARE bad things that happen in this world just as there are good things that happen. More often than not, though, what occurs is neutral and it is our perspective that will make what transpired a bane or a boon.
There was a point when I realized that my Crohn's wasn't a bad thing. I realized that it was, for lack of a better term, a plot device for my life. It would influence my decisions and keep my life moving in a novel manner. It was neutral.